Filch (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Filching.] [Cf. AS. feoln to stick to, OHG. felhan, felahan, to hide, Icel. fela, Goth. filhan to hide, bury, Prov. E. feal to hide slyly, OE. felen.]
To steal or take privily (commonly, that which is of little value); to pilfer.
Fain would they filch that little food away.
But he that filches from me my good name,
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.
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